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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What is Old is New Again!!

Have you all noticed how much gold metal is being shown in magazines and throughout blog land?

So many are claiming it as a new love. To them it probably is a new love because we were so inundated with silver and nickel metals in home decor in the recent past. Even silver jewelry was claimed as a new favorite of many.  I think we are looking for something different, so we naturally turn to gold metal as a new/old look.

I am enjoying the new/old look of gold in home accessories. I find that they have emerged in a sophisticated manner and also sometimes in a whimsical manner.

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All white with gold, and then grounded with the black floor and night stands, is stunning.

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So many have painted gold frames in all sorts of colors, but you can see if a classic simple frame is grouped with other frames it makes for a wonderful vignette.  Will there be regrets by those that held a can of spray paint?

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Sarah Richardson used this darling gold bamboo table to give this room a sophisticated look.

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This is a vintage lamp and yet it looks fresh and new. Why is that?
I personally think it is because of the great drum shade that was used, but mostly because of the stunning and current looking backdrop of wallpaper.

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Just look at this amazing light fixture! Now that would give any room a new fresh look.

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Simple gold frames above a lovely antique side table. Using brass nail heads is another way to add a touch of gold to a room and look chic.

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These lamps look vintage to me as well as the bamboo stools. Both are made to look new and current. The stools are painted in a current pop of yellow.
Using brass lamps on a mirrored parsons table and sitting it in front of a grid patterned wallpaper make for a very current look.  By adding a starburst mirror in a silver finish makes for a nice contrast.

It is becoming very obvious to me, in order for gold metals to look current and not like a throw-back of the 80's, one must be careful with what they pair it with.

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Simple and elegantly done by Jan Showers.

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Phoebe Howard has done an amazing job using such a wonderful mix of styles and eras of furniture here. The mirror with its pediment and shell motif is so classically beautiful. It appears to be paired with a Danish modern coffee table with a few gold accessories on top. Not everyone could pull this look off and do it so well. Leave it to the amazing Phoebe Howard.

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Gold frames, brass light fixture, and the feet of the table are covered with golden caps. Again classically beautiful, truly a timeless look.

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I love the small gold metal bench that can slip easily under the black lacquered hall table. To repeat the gold metal look it is used on the brass door knob and back plate. Just a touch here and there keeps it new and fresh. So un-like the 80’s where brass was everywhere you would look in a room.

Have you taken on  any gold in your home decor? Is it a new love or one that is just revisiting you in a new way?

“Enjoy the Process” Of:

Adding a little luxury and elegance to your home with a touch of gold!